The Worimi are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens area. The Worimi nation, which envelops the Port Stephens local government area, extends from the Hunter River in the south to Forster in the north and as far west as the Barrington Tops and Maitland.
Family and local history
Tracing your family or local history is an addictive pastime for many. There are many historical groups, museums and societies in Port Stephens to help you start your research.
Landmarks and villages
Port Stephens has several historical landmarks and villages to explore.
Lost Port Stephens Facebook
Created by the Heritage Committee, the group aims to build a collection of people's photographs of Port Stephens through the generations - a place where old photos and articles can be stored for all to see.
Mariners Walk Heritage Trail
The Mariners' Walk Naval Commemoration Project provides interpretative displays and signage in Soldiers Point and Salamander Bay.
Tanilba Bay Walk
The Tanilba Bay Walk celebrates the unique heritage and environment of this beautiful place. Find out more about the history and geography of the area.
The early settlers
Read more about the early settlers in the Port Stephens area.